Event Title

Incorporating team-based learning in a pharmacy core curriculum course

Location

Terry

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

26-1-2013 10:40 AM

End Date

26-1-2013 11:10 AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Team-based learning (TBL) employs active learning strategies and encourages students to ask questions among their peers.

PURPOSE: TBL takes an approach that engages every student within each team and alleviates the chance one team member may carry the whole team. Because this technique reinforces the subject matter by having each student take an individual test and then a team test, the increased scores emphasized TBL over standard lecturing.

METHODOLOGY: TBL was used in a Drug Information course that focused on learning tertiary databases. Two years of grades using TBL were compared with the two previous years when standard lectures were used.

RESULTS: For the two years before incorporating TBL, the average was 81%, whereas the subsequent average was 90%.

CONCLUSIONS: Students particularly liked to physically look up answers using the databases provided, which resembled real life experience.

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Incorporating team-based learning in a pharmacy core curriculum course

Terry

INTRODUCTION: Team-based learning (TBL) employs active learning strategies and encourages students to ask questions among their peers.

PURPOSE: TBL takes an approach that engages every student within each team and alleviates the chance one team member may carry the whole team. Because this technique reinforces the subject matter by having each student take an individual test and then a team test, the increased scores emphasized TBL over standard lecturing.

METHODOLOGY: TBL was used in a Drug Information course that focused on learning tertiary databases. Two years of grades using TBL were compared with the two previous years when standard lectures were used.

RESULTS: For the two years before incorporating TBL, the average was 81%, whereas the subsequent average was 90%.

CONCLUSIONS: Students particularly liked to physically look up answers using the databases provided, which resembled real life experience.